Fifty thousand tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were released at 8:05am this morning during The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. The eagerly awaited tickets were given away in pairs, with 25,000 available for each day of the two-day event which takes place at Earlham Park on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May.
Ben Stephenson, the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning, has confirmed he is leaving the BBC to join Bad Robot Productions as Head of Television. Bad Robot is an American film and television production company owned by JJ Abrams.
BBC Two announces new drama series Close To The Enemy, commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning and Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two. Filming has begun on Little Island Productions' period drama by multi-award-winning writer and director Stephen Poliakoff.
Tonight entrepreneur and internet-pioneer Baroness Martha Lane-Fox will deliver the 39th annual Dimbleby Lecture from London’s Science Museum, part of the BBC's Make it Digital initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
The BBC has announced the launch of the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year competition – the first of its kind hosted by a global broadcaster.
BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge has uncovered Britain’s best amateur artist, named this evening as Paul Bell.
The BBC today confirms the line up of some of its best-loved programmes that will be coming live from Sheffield during the World Snooker Championships (18 April to 4 May), in addition to BBC Sport’s comprehensive coverage across TV, Red Button and online.
BBC Radio 2 today announced the recipients of this year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Awards. The two prestigious lifetime achievement accolades will be presented to legendary musicians Yusuf / Cat Stevens and Loudon Wainwright III at the ceremony which is being held at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 22 April.
A spectacular night of music and performances saw euphonium player Grant Jameson from Ohio, USA, win the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award 2015 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on Friday.
As the BBC celebrates its 80th anniversary of broadcasting in Bangor, an appeal is being launched today for people to share their memories of the BBC in the area.
With a Hinterland feature-length special confirmed for Easter Monday on BBC One Wales, the return of the brooding noir detective DC Tom Mathias was never in doubt - according to Richard Harrington, who plays him.
The BBC and Northern Ireland Screen today signed a new partnership agreement to support the television and online industries in Northern Ireland.
Celebrity chef Rick Stein, popular presenter Adrian Chiles, Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner and wildlife presenter and cameraman Mike Dilger are among the stars lined up by the BBC to appear at Bristol’s Food Connections festival in May 2015.
Tony Hall, the BBC Director-General, has today released the following statement regarding Jeremy Clarkson.
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